Patents Examined by Brian A Dukert
  • Patent number: 10702406
    Abstract: A prosthesis is disclosed including an expandable frame having a first region and a second region coupled to one another. The first region includes a transition segment and a flex segment. The stent members of the transition segment have proximal and distal apices arranged in a peak-to-peak relationship with one another. At least a portion of proximal and distal apices of the transition segment remains uncoupled to one another. The flex segment includes a stent member having proximal and distal apices arranged in a peak-to-valley relationship with the transition segment. Longitudinal tie bars are intermittently coupled between apices the flex segment and the transition segment at coupling joints. The coupling joint is located where the proximal and distal apices of the stent members of the transition segment remain uncoupled to one another. The transition and flex segments may form an alternating pattern. A flareable proximal portion may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Swift, Keith R. Milner, James C. Merk
  • Patent number: 10702369
    Abstract: A prosthetic assembly configured for endovascular placement within an aortic arch and method of use thereof. The prosthetic assembly includes a proximal aortic stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned within a proximal portion of the aortic arch adjacent to the brachiocephalic artery, a distal aortic stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned within a distal portion of the aortic arch adjacent to the left subclavian artery, a first branch stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned within the brachiocephalic artery and a second branch stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned in one of the left common carotid and the left subclavian artery. When deployed, a proximal end of the first branch stent-graft prosthesis is disposed within a lumen of the proximal aortic stent-graft prosthesis to proximally displace the ostium of the brachiocephalic artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Perkins, Dennis Brooks, Mark Stiger
  • Patent number: 10702400
    Abstract: A mechanical exoskeleton wearable apparatus and an operation control method as well as an operation control device for the same are provided in the embodiments of the disclosure, so as to enrich usable functionalities of the mechanical exoskeleton wearable apparatus. The mechanical exoskeleton wearable apparatus includes a foot wearable mechanism; a leg wearable mechanism including: shank supports articulated with the foot wearable mechanism, thigh supports articulated with the shank supports, and first stroke regulators articulated with the foot wearable mechanism and the thigh supports respectively at both ends; and a hip support mechanism configured to connect with the thigh supports. Each of the first stroke regulators is configured to be extendable and retractable with a leg action of a user, and an extending or retracting condition thereof is lockable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yifei Zhang, Kai Zhao, Ying Zhang, Yu Gu, Hongli Ding
  • Patent number: 10702388
    Abstract: A system includes a constrained acetabular insert, a dual mobility liner, and a femoral head. The constrained acetabular insert has its perimeter extending beyond hemisphere and the dual mobility liner has its perimeter extending beyond hemisphere and configured to tilt and rotate within the constrained acetabular insert. The femoral head is configured to tilt and rotate within the dual mobility liner. The constrained acetabular insert may include a plurality of tabs and the dual mobility liner may include screw threads for receiving the plurality of tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Michael Ries
  • Patent number: 10702381
    Abstract: A heart valve remodeling device may include a delivery device including an inner shaft slidably disposed over a guidewire and an outer shaft slidably disposed over the inner shaft, and a braided stent fixedly attached to the inner shaft and the outer shaft. The braided stent may be translatable between an elongated configuration and a deployed configuration by movement of the inner shaft relative to the outer shaft. The braided stent may include a valve having two or more leaflets disposed within the braided stent. Adjacent leaflets of the two or more leaflets may form longitudinally-oriented commissures proximate a perimeter of the valve, the commissures being fixedly secured to the braided stent along their length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim O'Connor, Pat O'Toole, Richard O'Sullivan, Marc Feeley, Paul Gunning, Fergal Horgan, Coley Smyth, Sean Shanley, Axel Linke
  • Patent number: 10695200
    Abstract: Medical devices that include a tubular member with a plurality of braided filaments, each filament crossing another of the filaments at a respective crossing point forming sidewall and a plurality of pores in the sidewall that are sized to inhibit flow of blood through the sidewall into an aneurysm to a degree sufficient to lead to thrombosis and healing of the aneurysm when the tubular member is positioned in a blood vessel and adjacent to the aneurysm, the pores have an average pore size that is less than or equal to about 500 microns when the tubular member is in an expanded state, the filaments possessing antithrombogenic surfaces to increase antithrombogenicity of the medical device with pores substantially free of webs formed by antithrombogenic material, such that fewer than 5% of the crossing points have webs formed by antithrombogenic material thereby permitting the pores to be substantially free of webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: John Wainwright, Todd Mendelson, Kurt Haggstrom, Masoud Molaei, Victoria Schuman, Min-Shyan Sheu
  • Patent number: 10695171
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide a medical device for implantation in a patient-comprising a stent and a valve. The stent comprises a proximal region comprising a cylindrical shape having a first outer diameter in an expanded state, and a distal region comprising a cylindrical shape having a second outer diameter in the expanded state. The second outer diameter is greater than the first outer diameter. A proximal region of the valve is at least partially positioned within the proximal region of the stent, and the distal region of the valve is at least partially positioned within one of tapered and distal regions of the stent. When implanted, the proximal region of the stent and the proximal region of the valve are aligned with a native valve, and the distal region of the valve is distally spaced-apart from the native valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Chuter, Blayne A. Roeder, Sharath Gopalakrishnamurthy, Alan R. Leewood
  • Patent number: 10695463
    Abstract: Biocompatible biomimetic materials that exhibit desirable mechanical properties while also encouraging cell ingrowth and proliferation are described. The biomaterials include a multi-layer laminate of three or more decellularized aligned collagen tissues. The individual layers are aligned with one another in an angle-ply arrangement, with the collagen of each layer aligned at an angle to the collagen of the adjacent layer. The biomaterials are useful as collagenous graft materials such as a patch for a hernia in an annulus fibrosus or grafting materials for repair of tendons, ligaments, cartilage and other musculoskeletal tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Clemson University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Rachel McGuire, Ryan Borem, Jeremy Mercuri
  • Patent number: 10695168
    Abstract: This disclosure features elongated prosthetic devices that can be used to repair, e.g., resurface or occlude, a defect of a semicircular canal, e.g., a superior semicircular canal dehiscence, as well as methods of making and using these devices. For example, the devices can be made using three-dimensional (3D) printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Inventors: Elliott Kozin, Aaron K. Remenschneider, Daniel J. Lee, Heidi Nakajima, Song Cheng
  • Patent number: 10687945
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to channel implants used for surgical reconstruction and/or repair. Certain embodiments of the channel implants are designed for craniofacial surgery, reconstruction, and/or augmentation. More specifically, some embodiments find particular use in orbital reconstructive surgery, such as repair of the orbital floor or supraorbital ridge (brow ridge). Embodiments also relate to methods for using and for manufacturing the channel implants disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Poriferous, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Noble, Michael A. Burnstine
  • Patent number: 10687949
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shoulder prosthesis comprising a glenoidal component having a glenoidal articulation surface and a humeral component having a humeral articulation surface, and a separate mobile glenohumeral bearing component comprising a glenoidal bearing surface and a humeral bearing surface arranged on opposite sides of the glenohumeral bearing component. The glenoidal bearing surface contacts in an implanted state the glenoidal articulation surface and/or the humeral bearing surface contacts in an implanted state the humeral articulation surface. At least one of the glenoidal and humeral bearing surfaces is concave. The glenohumeral bearing component is disposed in an implanted state between the glenoidal component and the humeral component. Both the glenoidal and humeral articulation surfaces are convex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ZIMMER GMBH
    Inventors: Andrew Hopkins, Philippe Hardy
  • Patent number: 10682236
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a knee joint endoprosthesis having a tibial component and a femoral component and a hinge joint for coupling the tibial component and the femoral component so as to be pivotal about a rotational axis, which hinge joint comprises a first joint element and a second joint element coupled therewith so as to be rotatable about the rotational axis, wherein a connecting device is provided having at least one first connecting element and at least one second connecting element for connecting the first joint element to the femoral component, which connecting device defines a connecting position, in which the at least one first connecting element and the at least one second connecting element are engaged in a at least one of non-positive- and positive-locking manner, and an assembly position, in which the first joint element and the femoral component are fully separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventor: Roland Boettiger
  • Patent number: 10675204
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a powered exoskeleton. The powered exoskeleton includes a leg connection rod and a stabilizing structure. The stabilizing structure is mounted on the leg connection rod. The stabilizing structure is switched between a folded state and an unfolded state in such a manner that the stabilizing structure is folded on the leg connection rod when the stabilizing structure is in the folded state, and the stabilizing structure is suitable for being in contact with the ground and supports the leg connection rod in a tilted upward direction when the stabilizing structure is in the unfolded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Yifei Zhang, Kai Zhao, Yu Gu, Hongli Ding
  • Patent number: 10667912
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic device includes a coaption portion, paddles, and clasps. The paddles are extendable from a folded closed position to an open position. A clasp is attached to each of the paddles. Each clasp has a fixed arm attached to the paddle and a moveable arm having a barbed portion. A hinge portion connects the fixed arm to the moveable arm. The device does not include catch points when the paddles are in the open position and the clasps are in a closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Robert Dixon, Jensen Chen, Guillermo W. Moratorio, Hengchu Cao, Douglas Thomas Dominick, Sergio Delgado, Lauren R. Freschauf
  • Patent number: 10660740
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an implantable fastening device for securing a graft to at least one bone of a joint, comprising a hollow tubular elongate textile element defining an inside volume and including a first free end and a second free end; and a bearing element having at least two through openings. Said elongate element has an initial outside diameter d0 (mm) and includes an admission orifice leading into its inside volume and an exit orifice going from its inside volume that are spaced apart by an initial distance m0 (mm) defining a sleeve, the first end of said elongate element being passed into the sleeve so as to form a first loop with at least a portion thereof being passed through at least two through openings of said bearing element. The second free end of said elongate element forms a second loop passing through a through opening of said bearing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: COUSIN BIOTECH
    Inventors: Jules Prandi, Farid Kamche
  • Patent number: 10653528
    Abstract: A total ankle replacement prosthesis may comprise a tibial implant, a talar implant, and an intermediate implant. The intermediate implant may fixedly attach to the tibial implant and may articulate with respect to the talar implant. The intermediate implant may have unequal front and back angular extent, so as to discourage a particular direction of subluxation, and a kit may be provided containing various such intermediate implants. Various features may be provided in regard to dovetails, fins, recesses, the placement of fins and pegs, and the shape of the perimeter of the tibial implant. Recesses may allow a surgical blade to slice a latch off of an already-installed intermediate implant, in order to allow its removal from the tibial implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Integra LifeSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Lance Terrill, Shawn Roman, Timothy R. Daniels, Christopher F. Hyer, Selene G. Parekh, David I. Pedowitz
  • Patent number: 10646332
    Abstract: An adjustable base plate for use with a tracheotomy stoma includes a flexible membrane and a base component having an accessory mounting portion disposed in a center of the flexible membrane and adapted to mount a tracheostoma accessory. The base plate defines a conically shaped region formed by a plurality of conforming members extending radially from the accessory mounting portion that are laterally spaced from one another and connected to one another by a plurality of web portions formed by the flexible membrane. An adhesive material is applied to the flexible membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Freudenberg Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle Halpin, John C. Day, Alex Shen, Dimitri Stroumpoulis
  • Patent number: 10639160
    Abstract: A medical implant includes a body and a porous structure attached to the body. A boss integral with the body extends outwardly from a surface of the body. The porous structure has a surface that cooperates with the boss of the body to prevent pullout of the body from the porous structure. In fabricating the medical implant, the body and the porous structure are formed separately and subsequently secured together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Keenan Michael Hanson
  • Patent number: 10639156
    Abstract: Disclosed is a synthetic block intended for filling in a bone defect. The block is made up of a part made of ceramic material which has a shape that enables same to fill in the bone defect, and which is capable of being stabilized once placed in the bone defect, a three-dimensional network of channels communicating with one another being formed at least partially in the part such as to allow through the fluids and cells that enable revascularization with a view to cell growth once the part is in place in the bone defect, the channels opening onto each surface of the bone defect in contact with the part once it is placed in the bone defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: S.A.S. 3DCERAM-SINTO
    Inventors: Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput
  • Patent number: 10639047
    Abstract: A modular system for total knee arthroplasty includes a modular trial implant assembly. The modular implant assembly includes an elongate shaft configured for insertion into an elongate cavity in a bone, a reamer removably coupleable to the elongate shaft via a connection that allows the reamer to rotate while the elongate shaft remains in a substantially fixed angular orientation. The reamer has an outer surface that tapers toward the distal end configured to form a tapered cavity in an end of a bone in which the reamer is inserted and rotated. The modular trial implant assembly further includes a trial implant removably coupleable to a proximal end of the reamer. A modular final implant assembly includes an elongate stem, a tapered body and an implant body, each having a size and shape that can substantially correspond to a size and shape of the elongate shaft, the reamer and the trial implant, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Arthrology Consulting, LLC
    Inventor: Derek Amanatullah